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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) today published its Policy Statement on the System of Direct Provision in Ireland. The report sets out ten key recommendations. Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission said: “The aim of this policy statement is to add the voice of the Commission…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) is the independent statutory authority in Ireland mandated to protect and promote human rights and equality and to encourage the development of a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding in the State. Ms Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), today, appears before the High Court as amicus curiae (friend of the Court) in the extradition proceedings entitled the Attorney General v. Ali Charaf Damache (2013/51 EXT). In the extradition proceedings, the respondent objects, on human rights grounds, to his proposed extradition to the United States of…

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today wrote to the Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald T.D. expressing concern at the recent Government announcement of the Surgical Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme. Addressing the Commission’s concerns, Chief Commissioner Emily Logan said: “The Commission wrote in detail to the Government on 1 October last recommending that…

Today marks the establishment in law of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, an independent statutory body which I have been honoured to be appointed to, following an open and competitive process, a process cited by the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. The new body brings together the Irish Human Rights…